It’s known that we should spend less time attached to our mobile. But to make a real change, we need to understand why? We will have a better chance of succeeding if we identify exactly what is motivating us. Here are three common reasons people want to unplug and tips for each:
To stop being rude. In social settings, turn your mobile off, disable notifications for tempting apps, or agree on a penalty for whoever checks their phone (maybe buying a round of drinks).
To focus better at home or work. Put your mobile on silent, turn off cellular data, or — best of all — keep it entirely out of sight.
To set better digital boundaries. Use a landline at work, ditch your smartphone for a more basic model, or create strict rules for your devices (say, no mobile during mealtimes).